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Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address Totally Overshadowed This Guy’s Two-Hour Speech At The Same Event

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 One hundred and fifty years ago, on Nov. 19, 1863, famed orator and former Secretary of State Edward Everett delivered a two-hour speech at the Gettysburg National Cemetery — but most people only remember the two-minute speech given by President Abraham Lincoln.

Arguably, Everett's words that day deserve just as much attention and praise as Lincoln's. His speech backhanded the Confederacy and directly addressed the horrific and hypocritical nature of slavery in a free country.

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Comment by Ed Price
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The variety of slavery exists in proportion to the quantity of ignorance.

Back then the slaves knew that they were slaves, and many of them fought for their freedom.

If we only knew that we are slaves of the banking system, we might fight for our freedom as well. Bitcoin proves that some of us are waking up. But I have found that there are a whole lot of people out there who are complacently happy with their slavery. Might be they are numb to the pain.